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CPT 118 - Research an Organization (Morrison)

This guide will help you research an organization.

Cite Your Sources in MLA format

Here are a few examples to help you cite your sources in MLA format:

How to Cite a Website

Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Website in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL.

Example 1:  “Apple.” Glassdoor, 2017,

Example 2: “Jobs at Apple.” Apple, 2016,

Example 3: “Delta Air Lines, Inc." Google Finance, Accessed 15 Oct. 2020.

*Note:  Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
*Note: If website does not have a date, add an access date at the end. Use abbreviations for months with names longer than four letters.  URL. Accessed 7 May 2016.
*Note: Do not include the http:// or https:// in the URL.


How to Cite Company Info from Mergent Intellect

Format: "Title of Company Report." Database Name, Publisher, Date.

Example: “05-195-7769. Walmart Inc.” Mergent Intellect, Mergent, 2016.


How to Cite Company Report Info from Business Insights

Format: "Title of Company Report." Database Name, Publisher, Date (if provided).

Example: “Bank of America Corporation.” Business Insights: Essentials, Gale.


How to Cite MarketLine Report from EBSCO

Format: Title of Report. Publisher, Date. Series Title. Database Name.

Example: H&R Block Inc. Marketline, 15 Apr. 2020. Company Profile. Business Source Premier.


How to Cite a Journal Article from a Database

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).

Example: Eadicicco, Lisa. "What a Former Iphone Engineer Learned from Working at Apple." Time, 21 Dec. 2015. Business Source Premier.  


Additional MLA Examples

MLA Handouts